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Historic UN water conference comes amid surge in floods, droughts

The 2023 UN Water Conference is a landmark conference on fresh water taking place at UN Headquarters in New York, 22-24 March 2023, co-hosted by the Government of Tajikistan and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is expected to focus on the rising toll of the climate crisis and the effort to provide clean drinking water to a global population of over 8 billion.

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Shrinking glaciers upend lives across South America

The tropical glaciers of the Andes, which feed many of the rivers in the Amazon basin, are some of the fastest retreating ice packs in the world. Their disappearance is not only upending lives in mountain communities, it is also sparking water shortages and hampering hydro-electric power generation across lowland communities home to hundreds of millions of people.

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Life After COP15: How can nature address water-related challenges? 

During COP15, UNEP urged Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity to work with nature to protect biodiversity. A UNEP-DHI publication, How Nature Can Help Address Water-related Challenges – Freshwater Ecosystems Technical Brief, highlights the role that freshwater ecosystems can play in tackling the triple planetary crisis – climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution.

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Webinar: World Wetlands Day

Join the international community to celebrate World Wetlands Day on 2 February 2023. Meet experts as they discuss the importance of restoring wetlands ecosystems and share success stories during the webinar. 

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